'Our U23 Midfielders Are Just Phenomenal'

South Africa will be heading to the next Olympic games after beating Ghana to the bronze medal during their AFCON U23 tournament clash at the Cairo International Stadium last year. As the Olympics have since been postponed to 2021, South African youngsters still have the opportunity to challenge for a spot in David Notoane’s team. One such player is Luke Le Roux, a South African midfielder currently playing in Sweden for Varbergs BoIS FC. Le Roux will be fighting for a spot in a talented Amaglug-glug midfield.

Speaking to SL Radio on the Players Abroad podcast, Le Roux stated, “Of course it is obviously [a goal] to play for your country, it’s a big honour so you have to work towards something. Also, if you look at the midfielders that are there at the moment in the U23 category, the midfielders there are just phenomenal. You have the likes of Tebza (Teboho Mokoena), you have Sipho Mbule, you have Grant Margeman, it’s just crazy man. So if I miss out, it’s not the end of the world, if my country is there doing well. But if I could get the opportunity, I would grab it with both hands.”